Spain players celebrate with fans after winning their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Croatia in Copenhagen.
Spain players celebrate with fans after winning their Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Croatia in Copenhagen.

Euro 2020: Spain set new Euros record with 5-3 win against Croatia- Watch highlights

  • With victory over Croatia in their Euro 2020 last-16 game, Spain advanced to the quarterfinals and will meet the winner of France vs Switzerland last-16 clash.
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 08:36 AM IST

Luis Enrique's Spain became the first team in the history of the European Championship to score five goals in successive matches. La Rojo achieved this feat when they defeated Croatia 5-3 in an eight-goal thriller in their Euro 2020 Round of 16 clash.

Highlights: SPA beats CRO 5-3

With this victory, Spain advanced to the quarterfinals and will meet the winner of France vs Switzerland last-16 clash.

The mayhem began with an extraordinary own goal when Pedri's back pass skipped past Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon and ended up in the back of their own net. However, 18 minutes later, Pablo Sarabia smashed home to take the teams level 1-1 at half-time.

The start to the second half mirrored that of the first; as Spain dominated possession and created chances. Eventually, Cesar Azpilicueta headed the ball home from a perfectly-weighted Ferran Torres cross to take his side ahead. Torres then made it 3-1 when the Croats were caught sleeping after a short halt and Torres made the most of it.

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With five minutes left on the clock, it looked done and dusted for Luka Modric's Croatia. However, Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic had other plans as they scored a goal each to force extra time.

Croatia's joy did not last long enough as Alvaro Morata, who has come under heavy fire by the fans and has received death threats, found the roof of the net with a pinpoint left-footed volley. Three minutes later, in the 103rd minute, Mikel Oyarzabal slotted past the Croat goalkeeper from close range and that's how Spain secured a memorable and historic win.

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